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Series premiere talkback: 'Constantine' - 'Non Est Asylum'

What did everybody think of NBC's new supernatural drama?

This morning, I posted my review of NBC's "Constantine." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight — or saw an earlier version at Comic-Con, or through other methods — what did you think? Was Matt Ryan a better or worse choice than Keanu Reeves? If you're a fan of the character from the comics, did this feel like an authentic translation, or one that just got the surface aspects right? Did you like Lucy Griffiths as Liv, or did you understand why the producers were so eager to dump her after this episode? How did you feel about Harold Perrineau as the angel? Did you like the Constantine vs. Constantine climax? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Gregg Alexander</p>

Gregg Alexander

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New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander breaking his silence to talk 'Begin Again'

He's set to perform for the first time in 15 years at next month's Hollywood Music in Media Awards

BEVERLY HILLS — Gregg Alexander is enamored by movies. He grew up in a conservative household where television was "Satan's tool," but he'd sneak off to friends' houses to watch theirs instead. He talks passionately about filmmakers like the Coen brothers, Michael Haneke and Mike Leigh and seems eager to be a part of an industry he finds incredibly efficient. So it's perfectly fitting that he would eventually make his way there via a collaboration on John Carney's "Begin Again," and maybe even more understanding that after 15 years of being relatively reclusive away from touring and the media, he's finally speaking out again in support of the film and his work on tracks like "Lost Stars," which is primed for a Best Original Song Oscar nomination.

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<p>&quot;The Amazing Race&quot; hits Morocco</p>

"The Amazing Race" hits Morocco

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Morocc' and Roll'

Tanning, twirling and tea-pouring come into play, as does a U-Turn

I missed the monkey in Friday (October 24) night's episode of "The Amazing Race."

Before the episode, Phil Keoghan tweeted a picture with a money, so I was excited for a monkey, but rather than being a heavily featured monkey, there was apparently just a single monkey on a leash and I missed him. I caught the monkey in the odd Prego commercial that aired after the episode, but I sat in disappointment not noticing the Moroccan monkey who apparently appeared.


So Friday night was one big disappointment for me.

That's not entirely the fault of the "Amazing Race" episode, mind you. There was a good Detour and a nicely chaotic Roadblock, but is anybody else feeling like this season is slowly devolving into a mixture of unlikable teams and boring teams?

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Why TLC quickly ditched 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'
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Why TLC quickly ditched 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester

Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC.

Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester
TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, AKA Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating.

Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend
Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.”

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<p>Anne Hathaway in &quot;Interstellar&quot;</p>

Anne Hathaway in "Interstellar"

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'Interstellar' director Christopher Nolan says it's important 'to start looking up again'

The director's comments get at the heart of one of the film's themes: hope

BEVERLY HILLS — When you see "Interstellar," you'll get the sense right away that a deep admiration for exploration lies at the root of it all. Amid all of that epic imagery (and equally epic familial drama), there is a seething indictment of our general abandonment of space programs. At a press conference Friday afternoon, filmmaker Christopher Nolan and three of the film's stars spoke about their early experiences with space travel and the value of keeping NASA funded while continuing to push for the outer limits.

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<p>Analeigh Tipton of &quot;Manhattan Love Story&quot;</p>

Analeigh Tipton of "Manhattan Love Story"

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ABC reads America's thoughts, pulls 'Manhattan Love Story'

We have our first cancellation of the 2014-2015 season

If the main characters on ABC's "Manhattan Love Story" were able to learn the fate of ABC's "Manhattan Love Story," it might be fun to read their thoughts.

My hunch?

Peter: "Oh poop. Boobs."

Dana: "Oh poop. Purses."

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'Manhattan Love Story' is the 1st canceled show of the season
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'Manhattan Love Story' is the 1st canceled show of the season

“Manhattan Love Story” is the 1st canceled show of the season
The freshman rom-com has been yanked from the schedule. ABC will fill the 8 pm Tuesday hour with back-to-back “Selfie” episodes.

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<p>Damian Lewis</p>

Damian Lewis

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Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will make 'Billions' on Showtime

'John Adams' and 'Homeland' veterans will shoot their pilot in early 2015

Showtime capped off a busy week of pilot casting by landing a pair of Emmy winners to topline its drama pilot "Billions."

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will star in the pilot, which will shoot in New York City in early 2015.

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Here are 10 reasons why you never underestimate Taylor Swift

Here are 10 reasons why you never underestimate Taylor Swift

Just look how many albums, how many followers, what age and what feats...

Listen, you don't have to be a fan of Taylor Swift to know that she has a massive impact on the popular music sphere.

You don't even have to like her, but there are definitely some career milestones the now-24-year-old singer and songwriter have achieved that you've just got to respect.

Swift is on the eve of releasing her new album "1989," which industry experts are pinning at selling between 800,000 and 900,000 of in its first week. It will undoubtedly be a No. 1 album... again... and on the lead-up to Christmas, it will likely be No. 1 for a long time.

And Swift literally shut down Hollywood Bouldavard in Los Angeles last night. Seriously. It was a parking lot of bodies.

And yet, the "Shake It Off" singer has long held the reputation for being a artist for the fans. She has been omnipresent during this promotional campaign, but even as she toured or didn't ahve any effort to be pushing, she still reaches out on her social networks, makes time for autographs, is more intimate than most with her Swifties.

Her clean image and "up" personality may have you underestimating her. Don't. Read 10 reasons why Taylor Swift's achievements and biggest moments may blow your hair back, regardless of the music. ("Out of the Woods" is brilliant, though, to be sure.)

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<p>Boardwalk Empire</p>

Boardwalk Empire

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Chalky's bookcase, Gillian & Jimmy, and more: Great 'Boardwalk Empire' moments

Sex, death and much strangeness in between

"Boardwalk Empire" did many things well in its run, which comes to an end on Sunday night at 9. The thing it did best of all — and therefore the thing that fills me with excitement about finale — is bring stories to an end. This is a show that killed off many characters in its five seasons, but always did so with aplomb, usually making sure that a character's final moment would be as memorable and appropriate as possible. But it also found expert, precise closure to stories that didn't involve death, so that the end of each season would inevitably make the episodes before feel like more than the sum of their individual parts.

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Why Jesse Eisenberg's Luthor is a great fit for 'Suicide Squad'
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Why Jesse Eisenberg's Luthor is a great fit for 'Suicide Squad'

Just how weird is DC going to let this one get?

"Suicide Squad" may be the smartest title on the entire slate of DC Comic movies announced recently by Warner Bros. With David Ayer onboard to direct, this is the story of how some of the nastiest bad guys in the DC Universe are pressed into service to do something for the government. It can play rougher than other DC movies and it would seem appropriate.

One of the key characters in any "Suicide Squad" movie should be Harley Quinn, the Joker's psychotic girlfriend, but I'm not sure if they're including her or not. Just because there is a rumor that Margot Robbie is being courted to star in the film, that doesn't mean they're using Quinn. I'd love to see Robbie play her, I think. That sounds terrifying. And sort of awesome. She could also easily be Amanda Waller, the doctor who puts the team together. But that's assuming she's even in talks with the studio, which I wouldn't bet on based on the way things were worded at the DC stockholder's meeting.

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Review: 'Big Hero 6' is a safe but solid Marvel superhero movie in a Disney world
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Review: 'Big Hero 6' is a safe but solid Marvel superhero movie in a Disney world

We'll see these characters again, but it feels like this one's almost too easy

One of the things that fanboys asked the moment Marvel was sold to Disney was, "Does this mean we'll see Pixar superhero movies?"

With Brad Bird currently working on a screenplay for "The Incredibles 2," Pixar has no need to get into the Marvel business, and Marvel's live-action movies are so successful that I can't really imagine them handling over a viable franchise to an animated division. Walt Disney Feature Animation was given permission to go through Marvel's vast catalog of characters to see if there was anything in there that they might spark to, anything they could make their own, and when they found "Big Hero 6," an obscure team book created by Man Of Action's Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, they found their way in.

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